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Book: The Old Testament Hebrew Scriptures in Five Minutes

Chapter: 64. Ruth: Whore or Matriarch?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.44925


How self-sacrificing is Ruth’s decision to follow Naomi? Naomi pimps Ruth, and Boaz does not marry Ruth for nothing. Each actor takes care of his and her own interest. In this sense, the Ruth booklet offers a model of reciprocal exploitation for survival.

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